England take on Colombia in an eagerly anticipated World Cup clash on Tuesday night and bookmakers are rolling out all the stops in a bid to drum up new business. Paddy Power will give away a free bet if Harry Kane scores at any time in the game. The bet applies to any losing singles (up to £10) placed on the game, covering first goalscorer, anytime goalscorer, correct score or WhatOddsPaddy markets.
Kane has been on fire at the tournament so far, banging in five goals in just two games to lead the race for the Golden Boot. He has the movement, the predatory instincts and the finishing ability to terrorise the Colombian defence on Tuesday, so he will be a popular choice in the goalscorer markets. The best price available on him to score at any time is 13/10 with 888 Sport and Unibet. Most bookmakers will only go to 6/5. But Coral is offering odds of 50/1 on Kane to score at any time in the match. The offer is available to new customers, and you simply have to deposit £5 in a new account to qualify. It will only allow you to stake £1 at odds of 50/1, but if Kane finds the back of the net you will have £50 in free bets to play around with.
England are the favourites to win the game, priced at 11/10 with most bookmakers, and they certainly have more individual quality than their opponents. Betway is offering odds of 50/1 on an England win in a bid to attract new customers. You can only bet £1, and you must deposit £10 to qualify. The Three Lions would have to win in 90 minutes for your bet to pay off.
Ladbrokes is going one better by offering 50/1 on England to qualify for the quarter-finals at Colombia’s expense. That covers you for extra-time and penalties. England are just 1/2 in the to qualify market, so 50/1 represents a massive odds boost. Also, you only have to deposit £5 to qualify for the £1 bet, so it looks like a very attractive offer.
Croatia are through to the quarter-finals and they will meet Russia in an intriguing contest. With a midfield of Real Madrid’s Luka Modric and Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic, they look like the better team on paper and they should secure victory. They are the 5/4 favourites to win it, but Betfair is offering enhanced odds of 40/1 on Croatia to beat Russia. The maximum stake is £1, and winnings will take the form of free bets, which are valid for seven days.
Bet365 is offering £100 in free bets for new customers. You simply deposit anything from £5 up to £100 in your account and the bookmaker will match it. You must play the free bets on markets where the odds are 1/5 or greater.
Place a futures bet on Wimbledon and Bet Bright will give you a free bet every time your selection wins a match. You simply have to bet £10 on someone like Roger Federer or Serena Williams lifting the trophy, and the bookmaker will give you a £5 free bet every time they win a match.